Students Challenge Schools in the Community
-- The questions may not have been easy,
but ten students from Calvary Christian School System qualified as contestants
for Jeopardy the Game of Ethics by correctly answering questions on a preliminary
survey. The next day, the ten contestants played two rounds of Jeopardy
in front of an enthusiastic audience of their peers. Nearly 100 students
turned out to watch the event.
game, an adaptation of the televised Jeopardy game show, was developed by the
Students in Free Enterprise, a Regent School of Business organization, as a project
for National Business Ethics Month. The SIFE members were challenged by
an anonymous donor to develop the game. Calvary Christian School System
accepted the challenge.
game featured difficult questions in categories such as Business Ethics, Individuals
and Ethics, Religion and Ethics, and Ethics with an E. Although many of
the answers consisted of a date or a percentage, the questions were surprisingly
difficult, such as the Who Said It category, featuring ethics-related quotes
from historical figures. The students were given only one night between
the preliminary survey and the actual game to prepare.
The primary goal of this game show is to teach
the importance of practicing business in an ethically and socially responsible
manner, said Dr. Gregory Stone, founding Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise fellow
for the SIFE team and entrepreneurship track associate professor at Regent.
With the onset of various companies facing ethical challenges, this type of teaching
will be beneficial to our students who will be entering the workplace.
According to Stephanie Perry, SIFE member and
game developer, the game is modified slightly to be more inclusive. Weve
made this game more fun by having ten initial contestants instead of three and
three winners rather than just one.
top three winners of the game won $100, $50 and $25 respectively. They were
then given a chance to earn extra cash prizes during an exciting round of
Final Jeopardy. This final, down-to-the-wire round of the game provided
students with an opportunity to win or lose it all. However, all three contestants
chose to wager conservatively, risking only three to five of their points.
We were very excited about hosting this ethics
game show at Calvary Christian School, said Dr. Kenneth Burger, Sam M. Walton
co-fellow and a marketing track chair at Regent. Were elated that they
accepted the challenge of providing their students, faculty and staff with a chance
to have some fun playing Jeopardy the Game of Ethics, and to win some money
at the same time!
is a not-for-profit organization that gives students the tools to learn the free
enterprise system in a real working situation. Guided by School of Business
faculty advisors, who are named Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows in honor
of the late Wal-Mart founder, SIFE Teams establish a variety of community outreach
programs that teach free enterprise. For example, team members teach concepts
such as supply and demand, budgeting and accounting. They help budding entrepreneurs
get their plans off the ground and mentor at-risk students, inspiring them to
set goals and reach them.
its first year, Regents SIFE team won the Rookie of the Year award at the National
SIFE Competition held in Kansas City, Mo.
latest from Regent University's award-winning SIFE team
from Regent University Graduate School of Business
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